St Philomena’s come first for Seniors and Mucklagh come first for Juniors in Schools Quiz 2019
Tullamore Credit Union Ltd’s annual Primary School Quiz took place in the Tullamore Court Hotel on Wednesday 13th February. 19 local schools sent 165 primary school students into battle, in what has become one of the most hotly contested competitions on the local school calendar.
Tullamore Credit Union Ltd Chairperson Fra Mollen opened proceedings by welcoming the huge crowd. Parents, teachers and classmates came out in their droves to support their teams. He observed that the children represented the future of the credit union, stating that they are our future members and directors. To that end, the children who participated were each given a voucher for €5 to lodge to a new or existing Credit Union account, in the hopes it would encourage them to start a lifetime of sensible saving.
Quizmaster Ger Scully had set 60 brain-teasing questions that had many of the adults present, scratching their heads, but not the students! The standard of general knowledge was excellent as the final scores showed. This year included a new category in Offaly Tourism. The competition was a dual one with students from 3rd & 4th class competing in the Junior competition while 5th and 6th class students answered an extra 2 rounds to compete for the Senior Competition. Both competitions saw the requirement for a tie-breaker session to decide on 3rd and 4th place, indicating how closely contested this competition was.
The winners were:
1st St. Philomena’s
2nd Ballinagar NS
3rd Killeigh NS
2nd Ballinagar NS
3rd Geashill NS
The first prize was a plaque and donation to the school, and a plaque and €70 voucher for each team member. Second prize was a €60 voucher. Third prize was a €40 voucher for each team member and fourth prize was a €25 voucher for each team member.
The four winning senior teams will represent Tullamore Credit Union Ltd in the C.U.D.A National Final in the Johnstown House Hotel, Enfield on 9th of March at 11am
John Molloy who is a member of Tullamore Credit Union Ltd performed some music on the night which was thoroughly enjoyed by the audience. Tullamore Credit Union Ltd are sponsoring John in Glor Tire which is TG4’s search for a country music star and would encourage everyone to vote for him by texting GLOR3 to 53307 or phoning 1513415103